Despite being a lifelong churchgoer, naturally this morning she'd forgotten all about it being Easter and was most confused when I gave her some chocolates with her morning cuppa. I think she thought I'd lost it (that's irony for you Alanis). St. Anne's was very very busy today of course, practically standing room only! Good sermon and some rousing hymns to sing. These days Ma tends to consider church to be a bit of a social club and will wander over to talk to people so I make sure she goes into the pew first. However this doesn't prevent her from standing up and waving... We played hymn book swap all the way through because it's easier for her if I find the relevant hymn rather than letting her struggle. She does get a bit cross about it occasionally and then obstinately sings the index, but on the whole it works fine. Fortunately like any regular churchgoer she doesn't need to read the order of service.
As chaplain to the Queen, the Vicar is off to the wedding on Friday. I do hope there will be some gossip when he gets back!